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Western University
Chair, Department of Biochemistry Request for Applications
Western University
Founded on March 7, 1878 by Bishop Isaac Hellmuth (1817–1901) of the Anglican Diocese of Huron, ‘The Western University of London Ontario’ opened its doors to students for the first time in 1881 with four faculties – Arts, Divinity, Law and Medicine.
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Chair, Department of Biochemistry Request for Applications

The Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, at Western University, London, Ontario, Canada is inviting applications for the position of Chair in the Department of Biochemistry.

The Department of Biochemistry (https://www.schulich.uwo.ca/biochem/) is a research-intensive department in the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry.  The Department’s missions include basic and applied research, graduate training, and undergraduate teaching in the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, and the Faculty of Science.  The Department offers a collaborative research environment focusing on molecular mechanisms and approaches to both understand and improve human health.  The Department has long-standing research strength in structural biology, proteomics and human genetics, and has recently expanded its mandate to include bioinformatics, systems and synthetic biology, and chemical biology.  Research in the Department is supported by an active PhD-intensive graduate program and numerous core facilities (http://www.schulich.uwo.ca/biochem/research/facilities_services.html).  The successful applicant will have the opportunity to recruit faculty to enhance or build specific research areas.

Applicants must have a PhD or equivalent.  The successful applicant will have a demonstrated and ongoing record of success in research, as evidenced by peer-reviewed publications and external grant funding, as well as documented excellence in communication and teaching.  The Chair will be expected to develop and execute an energetic, innovative and forward-thinking strategic plan in keeping with the vision of the Department as a world-class leader in research and scholarship. Candidates whose research fits within the Areas of Excellence for the Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry (http://www.schulich.uwo.ca/research/research_excellence/areas_of_excellence/index.html) are especially encouraged to apply.  

The position of Chair is for a five-year term, normally renewable once.  A successful candidate will be appointed at the rank of Associate Professor or Professor with tenure as appropriate in the Department of Biochemistry.  Compensation for this position will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. 

Western University is located in London, Ontario, with a metropolitan census of approximately 530,000.  As Canada’s 11th largest city, London boasts an extensive educational and health care community including three teaching hospitals, two research institutes, an Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences (ICES) node, and an academic health sciences network across Southwestern Ontario.

With full time enrollment of 32,000, Western graduates students from a range of academic and professional programs.  Further information about the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry and Western University can be found at www.schulich.uwo.ca, and http://www.uwo.ca.  Western’s Recruitment & Retention Office is available to assist in the transition of successful applicants and their families.

Interested candidates should submit a CV outlining their research, teaching, and administrative experience and interests, including future directions, together with the names and addresses of three referees to:

Dr. Michael Strong, Dean
Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry
Room 3701A, Clinical Skills Building
Western University
London, Ontario N6A 5C1
FAX: (519) 850-2357; selection.committee@schulich.uwo.ca

Please ensure that the form available at the link below is completed and included in your application submission:

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.  Review of applicants will begin after December 31, 2017 with an anticipated start date to be negotiated.

Positions are subject to budget approval. Applicants should have fluent written and oral communication skills in English. The University invites applications from all qualified individuals. Western is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from women, members of racialized groups/visible minorities, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation, and persons of any gender identity or gender expression.

In accordance with Canadian Immigration requirements, priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents.

Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities throughout the recruitment process. If you require accommodations for interviews or other meetings, please contact Brigitte Neale at Brigitte.Neale@Schulich.uwo.ca phone 519-661-2111 ext. 82698.

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